For Immediate Release: “Blue-Eyed Soul” Vocalist and Musician, Michael McDonald hits the Stage!

Escondido, California — :

Well-known soulful artist, Michael McDonald will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall.

Widely recognized for his distinct soulful vocals, Michael McDonald is often imitated, but never duplicated.

Debuting his jazz and R&B sound with the Doobie Brothers, McDonald released Grammy-winning record “What a Fool Believes,” before launching his solo career.

His hit song, “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time Your Near)” peaked on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, R&B, and Adult Contemporary Charts.

McDonald has also collaborated with a number of artists, including Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin, Toto, Kenny Loggins, and Christopher Cross.

He added his own style to renditions of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and others from the Motown era in his ultimate collection, Motown.

Michael McDonald can also be heard featured in records with artists like Grizzly Bear and Thundercat.

Fans who have wanted to hear his voice all by itself, have had to bide their time- year by year- waiting for McDonald to reclaim a solo spotlight.  Then he released Wide Open, McDonald’s first new album in nine years and his first set of all-original material since 2000. Wide Open marks a return to fiercer and fresher band arrangements than he has ever created before.

Tickets for the concert are $45-$125 and are on sale online at or at the Center ticket office at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca 92025, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.

Get more information about the show including his program as well as purchase tickets here:

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About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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